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Active Listening and Note-Taking

Lectures and labs are the heart of the college academic experience, and for students eager to make the most of them, active listening and note-taking are powerful learning tools. This two-section program explains how to create a bulletproof listening/note-taking loop that ensures deeper understanding and better recall. Pre-class reading, in-class participation, and post-class review are stressed. A Cambridge Educational Production. A part of the series Academic Success: Smart Tips for Serious Students. (10 minutes)

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What Is Active Listening?
Skills that contribute to good active listening habits include taking clear notes, writing out questions, sitting in the front of the classroom, asking questions, being prepared for class, and comparing notes with a classmate.